Lead Organizer and Director of the Independence Seekers Project
An inclusive leader in the field of disability justice committed to gender equity for femmes and families with disabilities.
Amanda Stahl, a Disability and LGBTQ+ Activist from Louisville, Kentucky. She grew up in Maysville, Kentucky. I received my Bachelor’s degree from Xavier University and my Master’s degree from the University of Louisville. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in working in trauma and has experience counseling groups and individuals. She serves as the lead organizer and director of the non-profit organization Independence Seekers Project (ISP), organized and developed by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities focusing on mental health, education, and activism. With understanding for the need for mental health care, social change, and healing justice, she believes that social change and social justice have to go along with healing and resilience. Her work is rooted in the understanding that we must strive to realize how we are all interconnected in order to change our little piece of the world. In her spare time, she love playing with her nieces and nephews and can often be found at one of the many great coffee shops or parks in Louisville.